Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips four-star safety Marcell Harris made his way to the University of Florida on Tuesday for a camp visit. The Rivals100 prospect used the visit as an opportunity to get some work in on the field.
"Today's visit was really about trying to get some reps in and get ready for the Rivals event," Harris said referring to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge next week. "I just wanted to get out there, compete against some other guys, and get some work in."
The visit also afforded Harris a chance to spend time with head coach Will Muschamp and his assistants, specifically defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson. Robinson is a familiar face to Harris.
"I always try to develop a good relationship with the coaches at any school," Harris said. "My relationship with T-Rob is like my relationship with a lot of other coaches. He is a great coach and a great guy. I enjoy joking and playing around with him but at the same time I always try to pay attention to him. I like speaking with him and seeing what the plans are with him."
Harris, whose father played for the Gators, has been in Gainesville on numerous visits over the past two years. At this stage, he says he doesn't have anything new to learn about the SEC program.
"I have been there a lot of times so nothing really stands out at this point and there is nothing that I don't really know about them already," Harris said. "It is a place that I am really comfortable with and that I like."
As for other visits, Harris isn't sure where else he will get to this summer.
"If I have a little bit of time throughout everything that is going on this summer with Oregon (The Opening) and Atlanta (Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge), then I might take some visits," Harris said. "Most camps are done and over with by the time I get done with everything, so I don't know where I would get to. I may just have to wait until my official visits to whoever ends up in my top five."
The 6-foot-1, 213-pound defensive back has yet to narrow down his list of nearly 20 offers to that top five. He knows that the Gators will occupy one of those five slots though.
"Florida is in there, I know that for a fact, they are one of the top teams that should be in my top five," Harris said. "That is pretty much it right now. I have to figure out the other ones."
Harris isn't working with a specific timeline for making his final decision.
"I will decide whenever I am ready," Harris said. "It is going to be when I want it to be. Nobody is going to force me to decide at any given time. I am going to let my heart help me figure out which school and coaches are going to help me get ready for that next level."
As a junior, Harris played at Groveland (Fla.) South Lake. He recorded 93 tackles, three interceptions, and four forced fumbles.